One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A stick of about a sword's length.
- ‘I have fought training bouts using a single stick.’
- 1.1mass noun Fencing with a single stick.
- ‘Single stick involves using a cudgel or light stick in much the same way as the sabre.’
- ‘The last US fencing gold was won in the single stick in St Louis in 1904 by Albertson van der Post - the only time that that event has been held at the Olympics.’
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